follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
25 species of captive-bred tortoises
Click Here for Tortoise Town!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Boa . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Chameleon . . . . . . . . . .  Repticon at Americas Family Pet Expo - Apr. 27-29, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - April 27, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - April 28, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Chattanooga - Apr. 28-29, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Apr. 28, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Nebraska Herp Society Expo - April 29, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - May 02, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - May 03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - May 03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon New Orleans - May 05-06, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
Click here for PetBackdrops.com
pool banner - $50 year

If you take the proper precautions and stick to protocols, there is no risk

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Venomoid ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: Matt Harris at Fri Oct 21 20:56:09 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Matt Harris ]  
   

I have used many rattlesnakes and even bushmasters for public displays, and even out of the cage, they do not pose a risk to the public (keep in mind, I use the calmer snakes that I own, not one thats a firecracker). For a school assembly, if I were taking the snakes out of the cage at all, typically I place a rattlesnake on a table, preferably up on a stage. Students are usually 10-12 feet away at the closest. There is no way a rattlesnake is going to get more than 4 feet away from me in any direction. Therefore, there is never a need to be concerned about the snake biting, let alone striking some one else. Therefore, you would not need a venomoid. Generally, when facilities and program, they either don't have a problem with you display the snake on a table, or they tell you it has to stay locked in a cage! There's never a case of "Oh, well, if its venomoid, that's different."

While there is never any "Zero probability Risk" it is low enough that you should never have any concern of using a snake even if it is hot. If you have any worry whatsoever about not being able to control a snake, than you will have that same risk of it escaping period.

The chances of someone getting bitten are nil. If there's any chance of the snake escaping or you losing control of it.....You SHOULD NOT be taking the snake out of the cage period.

I'm assuming you've handled a few rattlesnakes snakes, and are confident in your skills as a handler.


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


<< Previous Message:  RE: Venomoids and public opinion are two entirely different points. - thekidgecko, Fri Oct 21 17:24:19 2005